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Return Travel Guidelines for Spring 2021

The Spring 2021 semester begins Monday, February 1, and we are eager to welcome back students, faculty, and staff. Many of you may have traveled over Winter Break to visit family and friends. As you know from the fall, New York State has issued guidelines and requirements for travellers in general and for college students in particular.

If you traveled over Winter Break, click on the link below that best describes your status. It is imperative that you closely adhere to all guidelines and requirements in order to continue to keep our campus safe and healthy, as well as to be in compliance with New York State directives.

Check this page regularly. It will be updated as the situation and guidelines evolve.

Residential Students | Commuter Students | All Other Students | On-Campus Faculty or Staff | Off-Campus Faculty or Staff

Residential Students

Students who live in MMC housing


Guidelines / requirements depend on where you’re traveling from and how long you were there. See the options below and find the one that best fits your situation.

  • Option 1: Did you visit another state for less than 24 hours?
    Required: Get a COVID test on the 4th day following your return to NYC.
    But no need to quarantine upon your return to the residence hall.

  • Option 2: Did you travel to one or more of the following states for any length of time?
    New York
    New Jersey
    Connecticut
    Pennsylvania
    Massachusetts
    Vermont
    No need to get a COVID test or to quarantine.

  • Option 3: Did you visit any state(s) other than the six above (NY, NJ, CT, PA, MA, VT) for more than 24 hours?
    Required:
    • Quarantine for 10 days: Quarantine for 10 days as outlined in the College’s Quarantine and Isolation 101 Guide.
      -OR-
    • Test out of mandatory 10-day quarantine:
      • Get tested for COVID within 3 days prior to return travel to NYC.
      • Quarantine for 3 days upon arrival in the residence hall.
      • Get tested for COVID on the 4th day.
        • Alert Residence Life that you wish to leave the building to get tested.
        • Two negative tests? You may exit quarantine.
        • 1 or 2 positive tests? Report your positive test immediately to safety@mmm.edu and residencelife@mmm.edu for additional guidance.
        • Note: If you already completed a full 10-day isolation and recovery due to an earlier COVID diagnosis, your travel-related COVID tests may still be positive. If this is the case, then Residence Life will ask to see documentation of clearance from your health provider so that you can exit quarantine. 
  • Option 4: Did you travel outside the US?
    Required:
    • Quarantine for 10 days: Quarantine for 10 days as outlined in the College’s Quarantine and Isolation 101 Guide.
      -OR-
    • Test out of mandatory 10-day quarantine:
      • Get tested for COVID within 3 days prior to return travel to NYC.
      • Quarantine for 3 days upon arrival in the residence hall.
      • Get tested for COVID on the 4th day.
        • Alert Residence Life that you wish to leave the building to get tested.
        • Two negative tests? You may exit quarantine.
        • 1 or 2 positive tests? Report your positive test immediately to safety@mmm.edu and residencelife@mmm.edu for additional guidance.
        • Note: If you already completed a full 10-day isolation and recovery due to an earlier COVID diagnosis, your travel-related COVID tests may still be positive. If this is the case, then Residence Life will ask to see documentation of clearance from your health provider so that you can exit quarantine.

Important Info

  • When you return to the residence hall for the Spring semester, your keys will be available for pick-up from Security. You will need to quarantine immediately. Please arrive at the building prepared for your quarantine period. You will need to remain in your suite during the travel advisory quarantine except for a) retrieving food deliveries at the lobby, b) obtaining a COVID test, and/or c) medical emergencies.
  • You do not need to submit test results to Residence Life upon return to NYC; however, to ensure compliance, test results will be requested randomly, and you must provide results upon request or complete the required quarantine.
  • During your quarantine, your ID will be deactivated, which means that you will not be able to access Main Campus. Your ID will be reactivated upon your exit from quarantine. 
  • Questions? Email residencelife@mmm.edu.


Commuter Students

Students not living in MMC housing who plan to access Main Campus

Guidelines / requirements depend on where you’re traveling from and how long you were there. See the options below and find the one that best fits your situation.

  • Option 1: Did you visit another state for less than 24 hours?
    Required: Get a COVID test on the 4th day following your return to NYC.
    But no need to quarantine upon your return to New York.

  • Option 2: Did you travel to one or more of the following states for any length of time?
    New York
    New Jersey
    Connecticut
    Pennsylvania
    Massachusetts
    Vermont
    No need to get a COVID test or to quarantine.

  • Option 3: Did you visit any state(s) other than the six above (NY, NJ, CT, PA, MA, VT) for more than 24 hours?
    Required:
    • Quarantine for 10 days: Quarantine for 10 days as outlined in the College’s Quarantine and Isolation 101 Guide.
      -OR-
    • Test out of mandatory 10-day quarantine:
      • Get tested for COVID within 3 days prior to return travel to NYC.
      • Quarantine for 3 days upon arrival in New York.
      • Get tested for COVID on the 4th day.
        • Two negative tests? You may exit quarantine.
        • 1 or 2 positive tests? Report your positive test immediately to safety@mmm.edu for additional guidance.
        • Note: If you already completed a full 10-day isolation and recovery due to an earlier COVID diagnosis, your travel-related COVID tests may still be positive. If this is the case, then MMC will ask to see documentation of clearance from your health provider so that you can exit quarantine.
  • Option 4: Did you travel outside the US?
    Required:
    • Quarantine for 10 days: Quarantine for 10 days as outlined in the College’s Quarantine and Isolation 101 Guide.
      -OR-
    • Test out of mandatory 10-day quarantine:
      • Get tested for COVID within 3 days prior to return travel to NYC.
      • Quarantine for 3 days upon arrival in New York.
      • Get tested for COVID on the 4th day.
        • Two negative tests? You may exit quarantine.
        • 1 or 2 positive tests? Report your positive test immediately to safety@mmm.edu for additional guidance.
        • Note: If you already completed a full 10-day isolation and recovery due to an earlier COVID diagnosis, your travel-related COVID tests may still be positive. If this is the case, then MMC will ask to see documentation of clearance from your health provider so that you can exit quarantine.

Important Info

  • You do not need to submit test results upon return to NYC or for entry to Main Campus; however, to ensure compliance, test results will be requested randomly, and you must provide results upon request or you will be denied entry to Main Campus.
  • During your quarantine, your ID will be deactivated, which means that you will not be able to access Main Campus. Your ID will be reactivated upon your exit from quarantine.
  • Questions? Email safety@mmm.edu.

All Other Students

Students not living in MMC housing and who will not be accessing Main Campus

  • Continue to follow the guidelines set by health officials in your locality.

On-Campus Faculty or Staff

Faculty or staff members who will be accessing Main Campus shortly after returning from travel


Guidelines / requirements depend on where you’re traveling from and how long you were there. See the options below and find the one that best fits your plans.

  • Option 1: Did you visit another state for less than 24 hours?
    Required: Get a COVID test on the 4th day following your return to NYC.
    But no need to quarantine upon your return to New York.

  • Option 2: Did you travel to one or more of the following states for any length of time?
    New York
    New Jersey
    Connecticut
    Pennsylvania
    Massachusetts
    Vermont
    No need to get a COVID test or to quarantine.

  • Option 3: Did you visit any state(s) other than the six above (NY, NJ, CT, PA, MA, VT) for more than 24 hours?
    Required:
    • Quarantine for 10 days: Quarantine for 10 days as outlined in the College’s Quarantine and Isolation 101 Guide.
      -OR-
    • Test out of mandatory 10-day quarantine:
      • Get tested for COVID within 3 days of return travel to NYC.
      • Quarantine for 3 days upon arrival in NYC.
      • Get tested for COVID on the 4th day.
        • Two negative tests? You may exit quarantine.
        • 1 or 2 positive tests? Report your positive test immediately to safety@mmm.edu.
        • Note: If you already completed a full 10-day isolation and recovery due to an earlier COVID diagnosis, your travel-related COVID tests may still be positive. If this is the case, then MMC will ask to see documentation of clearance from your health provider so that you can exit quarantine.
  • Option 4: Did you travel outside the US?
    Required:
    • Quarantine for 10 days: Quarantine for 10 days as outlined in the College’s Quarantine and Isolation 101 Guide.
      -OR-
    • Test out of mandatory 10-day quarantine:
      • Get tested for COVID within 3 days of return travel to NYC.
      • Quarantine for 3 days upon arrival in NYC.
      • Get tested for COVID on the 4th day.
        • Two negative tests? You may exit quarantine.
        • 1 or 2 positive tests? Report your positive test immediately to safety@mmm.edu.
        • Note: If you already completed a full 10-day isolation and recovery due to an earlier COVID diagnosis, your travel-related COVID tests may still be positive. If this is the case, then MMC will ask to see documentation of clearance from your health provider so that you can exit quarantine.

Off-Campus Faculty or Staff

Faculty and staff members who have been working remotely and will continue to do so

• Continue to follow the guidelines set by health officials in your locality.
• Email safety@mmm.edu if you receive a positive result.